Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to African American quiltmakers
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Quilts in Women’s Lives – Teaching Guide
by Paddy Bowman
Teaching guide for grades 10-12 to accompany an excerpt of the film “Quilts in Women’s Lives,” created by filmmaker Pat Ferrero in 1981. Fifteen minutes of the 28-minute film are as a focus for the teaching guide. This excerpt features three women quilters -- artist and teacher Grace Earl, artist and Bulgarian immigrant Radka Donnell, and African American traditional quilter Nora Lee Condra. The teaching guide and film explore the lives, art, work, and philosophy of the three women quilters from different backgrounds. The entire film is also available as streaming video on folkstreams.net.
|Grade Level: 9-12; Undergraduate
||Curriculum: Language Arts; History and Social Studies; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Video recordings; Primary sources; Lesson plans; Activities
|Subjects: Quilting; Women artists; Women; African American quiltmakers; Quilts; Quiltmakers; Ethnographic films; Bulgarian Americans; Educational films; African Americans; Decorative arts
Geographic locations: United States